BiscayneCapital Hires Former UBS Senior Banker as Managing Director in its Zurich Office

Zurich, Switzerland, March 5, 2014 – BiscayneCapital has announced the addition of another experienced banker to its burgeoning team of financial advisors. Christoph F. Schaer, a 15-year veteran of the private banking industry in Switzerland and Brazil, joins BiscayneCapital as managing director of BiscayneCapital (Switzerland) AG in Zurich.

Prior to joining BiscayneCapital, Christoph was a managing director for ultra-high net worth clients at UBS AG for the Brazilian market, where he also served as a member of the Regional Management Committee. Previously, Christoph worked for Credit Suisse Group in Brazil, where for six years he represented Credit Suisse Group companies vis-à-vis the Brazilian Central Bank. Prior to that, he held positions at JFE Hottinger & Co. and worked for four years at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

“We are excited to have Christoph joining our team,” said Roberto Cortes, co-founder and CEO of BiscayneCapital.  “He exemplifies the kind of in-depth market knowledge and independent thinking that sets BiscayneCapital apart.”

The addition of Christoph Schaer brings to 41 the total number of financial advisors at BiscayneCapital, which is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay and has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Nassau, Bahamas.  BiscayneCapital currently has over $1 billion in assets under management. It is one of the fastest growing, independent private banking firms in Latin America. 

Christoph is a graduate of the Wharton Business School.  He holds a Master of Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a business/law degree from the University of St. Gallen. Christoph speaks German, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Founded in 2005, BiscayneCapital™ is a boutique wealth management firm and one of the preeminent providers of private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and families in Latin America. Headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay, with offices in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Bahamas, Biscayne Capital offers its clients a unique business model that delivers flexibility, diversity, convenience and transparency.  Biscayne Capital’s highly experienced wealth management professionals offer a global array of products through an open architecture platform that uses state-of-the art technology. As independent advisors, we have no other interests than those of our clients.

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